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FTA launches COVID-19 resource for logistics

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Free web portal provides overview of essential information and advice for transport and logistics sector

TO help the logistics sector keep Britain moving and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has launched a unique free web portal.

The portal, which can be found at www.fta.co.uk/coronavirus, provides visitors with an overview of essential information and advice for the industry, the support provided by FTA, and the business group’s asks of government at such a critical time.

‘Logistics as a sector is resilient and adaptable,’ explained FTA policy director Elizabeth de Jong, ‘but with the challenges ahead, it is vital that we keep our members as informed as possible so they can plan effectively and keep the UK’s supply chain secure.

‘The FTA is committed to ensuring the industry is in the best possible shape to tackle any problems encountered in the coming weeks, and we hope that this portal provides all the information operators need to keep Britain trading.’

In addition to links to important government and industry advice, the portal will include the latest information from the FTA’s unique Coronavirus Logistics Impact Survey, which will provide an ongoing snapshot of confidence across the sector and highlight particular industry concerns.

The FTA’s asks of government at such a critical time can also be viewed, as well as details of support services which the organization can provide to businesses, including those tackling compliance issues or the provision of a rapid strategic supply chain review.

‘With so much uncertainty affecting trading conditions, the main focus for the FTA in the coming weeks will be protecting the supply chain,’ continued Ms de Jong. ‘We know that the UK has one of the strongest supply chains in the world, and our focus is ensuring that its resilience can be maintained.

‘The coming weeks will pose the biggest challenge our industry has faced for many years, but the FTA will be doing whatever it can to support one of the nation’s most important industries.’

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